Documentary Film Screening, free and open to the public!:
Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages (2012, 53 min)
Thursday, August 1st, 7pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
“Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages” is a documentary film that follows the creative brilliance of three stand-up comedians working the comedy club circuit in middle America, proving that comedic talent is not exclusively a coastal media commodity. Local audiences across the Midwest and South appreciate the humor these comics draw out of strip malls, fast food, and the slow quirkiness of lives not made for TV. Producer and IU professor Susan Seizer (Communication & Culture) follows Stewart Huff, Tim Northern, and Kristin Key as they craft nightly work out of daily life, demonstrating the give-and-take with live audiences that transforms a night out into performance art. The film also offers a glimpse into the comedy club business, interviewing club owners about the ins and outs of regional entertainment industries. Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages is a work of art about the art of work.
Q&A with producer Susan Seizer will follow the screening
*Parental Advisory: this film contains adult language that might not be appropriate for children under the age of 16.